Thursday, August 14, 2014

Former ArkLaTex Weather Guesser Now Talking Politics

This from the tip box:

Looks like former KSLA weather-guesser, "Stormtracker Steve Parr" has landed at KEEL 710am in Shreveport, co-hosting conservative talkshow: "America on the Edge".


Parr left KSLA/Channel 12/Shreveport at the end of June.  Parr had been with Channel 12 since 2007.

22 Comments:

At 9:32 AM, August 15, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's on the edge...

 
At 9:45 AM, August 15, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Steve has joined those silly FAR-right Tea Party "movement" loons. Can these people get any clinically crazier?

 
At 12:21 PM, August 15, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk radio is a growth industry. Babbling TV blatherhead...not so much.

 
At 12:35 PM, August 15, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there are some that would have him go "over" the edge.

 
At 9:08 PM, August 15, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now he can sound constipated on the radio just like he did on TV.

 
At 7:15 PM, August 17, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously pandering to the Teabag wingnuts who like to listen to such tripe. Then again Louisiana has low education standards and the better educated tend to leave the state in pursuit of better opportunities.

 
At 8:44 PM, August 17, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sucked as a weatherman and a human.

 
At 11:05 AM, August 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "growth" talk industry has been relegated to the AM dial. Nobody listens to AM unless they are old farts.

The 65+ crowd is not a "growth" demographic. A talk format is cheaper than paying music royalties - it's all about the Benjamins.

 
At 5:07 PM, August 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And nobody watches local TV news except for the old farts. But as long as people age, the 65+ crowd will always be a growth demographic. The younger age groups are transient at best.

Younger folks don't listen to either FM or AM radio, they stream music on their phones and they get their news from "The Daily Show". That's why they are so well informed.*

(*Words written with all the honey sweetness of dripping sarcasm.)

 
At 8:16 PM, August 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try to sell ad time for the 65+ crowd and you will hear crickets. When you convince advertisers that your 65+ is the hottest growing demo, let me know.

You could program some Lawrence Welk, Perry Como or Percy Faith in your hot fresh lineup.

 
At 11:35 PM, August 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fastest growing demo in the US today is 60+. While local ad market in Shrevesburg sucks (always has), other parts of the country have wised up and are courting the retiring boomers with programming. Too bad everyone here feels the need to chase 18-34 demos. That's a waste of time.

 
At 11:39 AM, August 19, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But one thing the ArkLaTex has going for it is: IGNORANCE. You have a significant audience of folks who've bought into all the fear-mongering and "don't tread on me" BS that is the crap that passses for radio talk-show programming in these parts. Storm-yacker Steve thinks himself a would-be Sean Hannity with his self-importance and constipated delivery. Should go well with lunatic-fringe uber-rightwingnuts who sip coffee and listen to such tripe.

 
At 8:08 AM, August 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your fastest growing demo is 60+ you are in trouble. What's next, billboards in graveyards? Doom & gloom fear mongering fits the crowd there but it's not for everyone. Who needs McDonalds ads when you have Colon Blow?

The younger crowd isn't watching local broadcast news or listening to AM. They are online or listening to mp3. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back about the "growth" demo. You're merely fighting for table scraps long after the lunch lady has taken off the hair net.

 
At 7:57 PM, August 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:08AM:

Seniors 50+ are the fastest growing demo today comprising of 37% of the US adult population and rising to 45% by 2015

Seniors control 70% of all disposable income with $1.6 trillion in spending and about $1 trillion on goods and services.

Seniors purchase 40% of all new cars AND 80% of luxury cars.

Seniors spend $7 billion in online purchases alone and of the 28% of Seniors who are internet capable, those in the top 30% income levels...80% are internet enabled.

Folks 50+ aren't like their parents were. They spend more on stuff than their parents did. Things like cars, consumables, durable goods, home improvements, travel and leisure goods and services.

So you might want to revisit your old stereotypes and take a second look. My grandma just bought a new Acura and is taking a cruise on Canerval with some of her friends in a few weeks.



 
At 10:53 PM, August 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the fastest growing was 65+ demo. Then it went to 60+ demo. I notice it's now been bumped back 10 years to include the 50s. So the 40+ demo must really be hot.

But the old crows still don't buy a lot of big ticket items on fixed incomes. You can toss in some younger folks that haven't retired yet, but that doesn't make your case any stronger. It only proves my original point of antiquated formats are not money makers.

 
At 7:42 AM, August 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But the old crows still don't buy a lot of big ticket items on fixed incomes."

Not all retired people are poor. Fixed incomes these days are not necessarily low and many are not really "fixed". Many of the older crowd retired with pretty substantial investment incomes that vary with the markets. Far cry from their great grandparents living on Social Security.

Lots of "old crows" out there riding Harleys, driving Mercedes autos, flying to Europe and keeping the cash economy afloat.

Lawrence Welk? Perry Como? Percy Faith? That generation is the over 100 age group and, yes, that's NOT a growing demographic.

 
At 1:12 PM, August 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steven was a great meteorologist and a great speaker when it comes to politics

 
At 5:34 PM, August 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the Republican main talking point was how Obama was trashing the economy.

If that's the case, the old crows aren't buying Harleys, Mercedes or taking trips to Europe.

Or is it "do as I say, not as I do" as usual?

 
At 12:11 AM, August 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can look at the new "old crows" instead of Lawrence Welk, it's REO Speedwagon, ZZ Top and Boston at the Casinos! Last time I checked..these were 70's headliners so I'm thinking the 50 to 60 year olds are going to these performances.
And keep in mind that most older folks no longer have mortgages and they might've been wise enough to get in bonds before the crash. I know I did!! I ain't rich but I'm doing ok and I have 4 yrs to go before I hit 66! Going to Spain with my new GF who is 10 yrs my junior with a nice new set of Ta-Ta's ol' thanks to the Wall Plastic Surgery Center. If anyone says old farts like me don't spend money, you can KMA !! Got my Corps tat enhanced too and that wasn't cheap!

 
At 9:45 PM, August 24, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blond weather girl on 11 says it will be "a smidgen cooler" this week. Got to look that weather term up.

 
At 10:46 AM, August 25, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah but that's Sarah & she's hot.

 
At 8:03 PM, September 03, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk radio is all about constipated talkers to constipated listeners.

 

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